bombarding

[ verb bom-bahrd, buhm-; noun bom-bahrd ]SEE DEFINITION OF bombarding
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Barker ran round the room after him, bombarding him with demands and entreaties.

We never gave a thought to the possibility of Fritz bombarding us.

Yet his appeal to George the Third and his minions was like bombarding a fog.

"They are bombarding the rear gatehouse with mangonels," de Puys said.

When they were surprised by Father Brian they fled, bombarding him with prayer books.

A part of the army is resting, and a part is bombarding the Modocs.

Both our artillery and that of Fritz were bombarding as hard as they could.

The women did their shopping just as if no shells were bombarding the place.

During the greater part of the night the French had been bombarding the building.

The enemy was bombarding the town and the lines persistently.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "catapult, military engine for throwing large stones," from Middle French bombarde "mortar, catapult" (14c.), from bombe (see bomb (n.)). The same word, from the same source, was used in English and French late 14c. in reference to the bass shawm, a bassoon-like musical instrument, preserving the "buzzing" sense in the Latin.

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